Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Favorites: Paranormalcy

On Fridays I post a little shout out to one of my favorite books and explain why I love it so much. It gives me the chance to fangirl over books I never reviewed on this blog and lets me post about some not-necessarily-YA books I love.

Which book?
Paranormalcy, by Kiersten White

YA paranormal

Summary? (from GoodReads)
Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours.

But Evie's about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

When did I first read it?
2010, I believe.

Why did I first read it?
I don’t specifically remember, but probably because everyone was blogging about how much they loved it.

What did I think about it then?
You can read my original review here, but basically I loved Evie. I loved how hilarious she was and how down-to-earth. I really liked that she didn’t run off and do stupid stuff all the time like girls in YA paranormals tend to do. I also adored Lend. He wasn’t all dark and brooding—he was just so nice.

What do I think about it now?
YA paranormal is not my favorite genre. As a result, when I first read Paranormalcy, I went into it with really, really low expectations. So I was beyond happy that the book was actually a lot of fun. It became my favorite YA paranormal, and it still remains my favorite. I didn’t like the sequel, Supernaturally, as much so I haven’t picked up the third one (Endlessly) yet. But I fully intend to sometime. I feel like I owe it to Evie to finish her story since she was the one to show me I could enjoy the occasional YA paranormal.

Have you read this book? What did you think?


  1. This one was so so for me. I liked that characters but the plot didn't really do much for me and I thought everyone was just really stupid for an organisation that's meant to be saving the earth from supernatirals!

  2. I really loved this first book but the second kind of let me down although the third was an okay conclusion. But this one was just so much fun!

  3. I loved Paranormalcy. Usually I'm not so into paranormal books, so I liked how it poked fun at a lot of the things you'd find in a paranormal story. But I felt the same about the second book. And I actually liked the third even less. It was too heavy and kind of after school special-y for me. None of the wit and lightness of the first book. But there's still Jack, so at least it had that going for it. :)

  4. It is a great idea to post a favorite. Paranormalcy is one of those that I have been meaning to get to for too long now and this is a great reminder of why I should pick it up.


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